-պան

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Armenian[edit]

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From Old Armenian -պան ‎(-pan).

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-պան ‎(-pan)

  1. holder, keeper; protector
    այգի‎ ― aygi ― garden
    այգեպան‎ ― aygepan ― gardener

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Old Armenian[edit]

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From Middle Iranian -pān ‎(-keeper). Compare Middle Persian pʾn' ‎(-bān, -keeper, -guard), Persian بان ‎(-bān, -keeper). Found in many Iranian borrowings: բարապան ‎(barapan), պաշտպան ‎(paštpan), դաստապան ‎(dastapan), etc. See also -պանակ ‎(-panak).

Suffix[edit]

-պան ‎(-pan)

  1. holder, keeper; protector
    պարտէզ‎ ― partēz ― garden
    պարտիզպան‎ ― partizpan ― gardener

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References[edit]

  • J̌ahukyan, Geworg (1998), “-(ա)պան”, in Hin hayereni verǰacancʿneri cagumə [The Origin of Old Armenian Suffixes] (Hayocʿ lezvi hamematakan kʿerakanutʿyan harcʿer; 2) (in Armenian), Yerevan: Anania Širakacʿi, pages 5–48